The Ogun State Government and the organised labour in the state have agreed on the payment of the N30,500 minimum wage for workers in the state.
The development was revealed in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the agreement reached and signed by the representatives of Organised Labour which comprised: Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress ( TUC) and The Head of Service, Tpl (Mrs.) Amope Chokor, who led government delegation.
According to a report gathered, the state government and the organised labour agreed on the Consequential Adjustment of 27 per cent for grade level 07, GL 08 (20%), GL 09 (19%), GL 10 to 14 (15%) and GL 15 to 17 (14%).
The Head of Service while speaking after the deal was sealed commended the organised labour for their support and understanding within the eight weeks of negotiation.
He appreciated Governor Dapo Abiodun for the decision which will motivate the workers to be more productive and efficient in their service delivery to the people of the state.
“We thank God for the past eight weeks and finally, we have agreed with the labour and we thank his Excellency, the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, for approving #30,500 minimum wage for workers. We believe that this good gesture of Government will make our workers to be more productive and efficient, and it will translate to more effective service delivery in the State; so that the people can benefit from it”.
The chairman of JNC, Olanrewaju Folorunsho, while speaking on behalf of the organised labour lauded the state governor for taking a bold step in approving the minimum wage.
He called on the workers in the state to reciprocate the gesture by working hard to bring the result to the state.
The Chairman of NLC in the state, Emmanuel Bankole, added that the deal was sealed in the interest of the workers in the state to boost their morale.